Drooping wings

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by masanders, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens droop their wings occasionally as shown in the pic. Is it because it's hot here?

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably because she's hot.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, hot. Exposing skin under wings to dump heat.
     
  4. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    It's awful hot here in SC. What can I do to help them beat the heat?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Lots of shade and cold water.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's doing it. It's like panting for a dog, she's cooling herself off.

    Shade, fresh water.

    some folks feed extra fruit/veggies that have a high water content. Some folks freeze said fruits and veggies and feed them as a frozen treat. Some folks set up fans or misters.

    I just do shade and water. I don't have AC in my house, so we all suffer together [​IMG]
     
  7. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x - it's been hot here in Ohio and all my chickens had their wings like that often. I give them frozen fruits and giant ice cubes in their water to cool off.[​IMG]
     
  8. MontanaChickDoc

    MontanaChickDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can get heat exhaustion, particularly cochins and other heavy breeds. I had one go flat out but she responded well to a cool water hosing making sure to get the water down to the skin and under the wings. Luckily I watched the online portion of my husband's CPR course! What works for people works for chickens [​IMG] Now I make sure to put icecubes in the water on really hot days ( which we're having a lot of this summer)
     
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  9. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    You'll hopefully get a chuckle out of this. It's almost midnight when I'm reading this and I'm tired and not processing things quickly. I thought you meant that your husband taught a chicken cpr course.

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  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my girls, did you take my chicken, I got to take a head count. Yes it's hot here too,check out one of my girls right after she laid.I[​IMG]It's also my avatar. GC
     

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